Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by martinrmn, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. martinrmn

    martinrmn DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2006
    We are due back in Florida this December. We have never been to Kissimmee and were wondering if it is worth a day or 1/2 a day out? If so how far from I-Drive is it?
  2. JohnnySharp2

    JohnnySharp2 No man stands as tall as when he stoops to help a

    Jan 18, 2005

    We have stayed in Kissimmee on most of our visits. However, that is purely down to the fact that is where a lot of the villa communities are.
    Location is pretty good for all the attractions, supermarkets & restaurants.

    I wouldn't say it was necessarily a place I would go if we were not staying there.

    I can recommend an evening at Old Town which is totally unique and nothing like anything else in Orlando, also Celebration is just off the 192 highway and that is definitely worth a visit - it's a lovely place to go.
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  4. Nitram64

    Nitram64 Mouseketeer

    May 6, 2005
    I would agree with johnny.The Old town has many little shops.Classic car and motorcycles are there once a week.Celebration is a great place.
    I would go to old town on a evening and celebration during the day.
  5. wildwood

    wildwood DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2005
    If you are over in December you really want to go to clebration as evry night in December they have snow fall in the main street it is fantastic . Xmas music is played and the hole street is covered in snow , I think the first snow fall is at 7pm and then it is every hour
  6. Pegasus928

    Pegasus928 DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2007
    Another vote for Old Town - especially if you like your thrill rides, cars and bikes.
    They have the Skycoaster there which is worth a watch - even if you can't pluck up the courage to have a go.
    I've put a link below that has a couple of clips of this so you can see what it looks like.
  7. Anjel1310

    Anjel1310 Earning My Ears

    Jul 15, 2009
    I have stayed in kissimmee twice and this year will be my third stay.
    Old town is worth a visit,even if just for the evening, if you like classsic or sports cars then they have some great shows on friday and saturday evenings.
    As mentioned there are rides and stalls there.
    There are also some lovely shops in old town too.
    Kissimmee has its own mixture of shops and restaurants, as well as having the Lake Buena vista outlets Hwy, (192 to S Apopka Vineland Rd (SR 535), 1 mile north of Kissimmee.
    They also have,
    Boggy Creek Airboat Rides
    Medieval Times-dinner theater and tournament
    Sunshine Helicopter Tours- we did this and it was fantastic, we flew all over disney.
    Orange Blossom Balloons.
    Hope this helps.
  8. rosiejo

    rosiejo <marquee><font color=orange>Wonky Chick</marquee><

    Jan 31, 2005
    Wow I didn't know that!

    We love Kissimmee as we used to stay there in a villa but now we're DVC - we still head to the 192 for dinner every night though.

    Old Town is worth a wander - especially if you're into classic cars - I think Friday or Saturday nights they're all lined up.

    Plenty of crazy golf opportunities too.
  9. martinrmn

    martinrmn DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2006
    Sounds like we need to go just for the experience. Many thanks to those who replied.:banana::banana::thumbsup2
  10. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

    Sep 30, 2004
    Also, dont forget the real Kissimmee town centre with its quait shops and the lake.
    This is off the 192 and has the shopping feel of a small town

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